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Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 1

In an SCR half wave rectifier, the forward breakdown voltage of SCR is 110 V for a gate current of 1 mA. If a 50 Hz sinusoidal voltage of 220 V peak is applied, the time during which SCR remains OFF would be equal to (assume load resistance is 100 Ω and the holding current to be zero)

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Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 2

When an SCR full wave rectifier is connected across a sinusoidal voltage of 400 sin 314t, the RMS value of the current flowing through the device is 20 A. The power rating of the SCR is

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As the supply voltage is 400 sin 314t
Vm = 400 V,
Peak invesre voltage (PIV)

RMS value of current = 20 A 
Average value of current,

Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 3

A single phase semi converter feed RLE load such that load current is constant for a firing angle of 90°. The input power factor will be

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Input power factor = 

For α = 90o
Input power factor = 
= 0.6363 lag

Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 4

A single phase semi converter is operated from a 50Hz, 111V ac source. If a resistive load of 50 Ω is connected at the dc terminals of converter and the averageoutput voltage is 25% of the maximum possible average output voltage, the average load current will be?

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The average output voltage of a semiconverter 
Maximum output voltage = 

1 + cos α = 0.5
α = 120o
Average load current, 

Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 5

A single phase full converter is connected to an AC supply of 330 sin 314t volts. It operates at firing angle The load current is maintained constant at 5A and load voltage is 140V. The angle of overlap due to effect of source will be

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Average output voltage 


LS = 17.11 mH
Average load current 

µ = 6.627o

Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 6

A single-phase full converter is connected across 230 V ac. Its average output voltage when firing angle is 30° is approximately equal to

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The average output voltage for a single-phase full converter is

Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 7

SCRs with peak forward rating of 1 kV and average on-state current rating of 40 A is used in single-phase mid-point converter. If the factor of safety is 2.5, then the power that this converter can handle is

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Maximum voltage across SCR in single-phase mid-point converter is 2Vm. Therefore, this converter can be design for a maximum voltage of

∴ Maximum average power that the mid-point converter can handle is

Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 8

The main advantages of the dual converter with circulating current operation is/are
1. the efficiency and power factor are more.
2. it has faster operation than dual converter without circulating current.
3. the thyristors are rated for lower current.

Choose the correct code from the following

Detailed Solution for Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 8

Circulating current gives rise to more losses in the converters, hence the efficiency and power factor are low. Thus, statement-1 is false.
In a non-circulating current type dual converter, the normal delay period of 10 to 20 ms is required while no delay period is required in circulating current type dual converter. Therefore, circulating current type dual converter is faster than non-circulating type dual converter. Thus, statement-2 is true.
As the dual converter with circulating current has to handle load current as well as circulating currents, therefore the thyristors are rated for higher currents. Hence statement-3 is false.

Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 9

 The average value of voltage of a single-phase ac voltage converter with resistive load is (α is the firing angle).

Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 10

A four quadrant operation requires

Detailed Solution for Test: Phase Controlled Rectifiers - 1 - Question 10

In case “four quadrant operation" is required without any mechanical changeover switch, two full converters can be connected back to back to the load circuit. Such an arrangement using two converters in antiparailel and connected to the same dc load is called a “dual converter."

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